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Classes and Academics for Faculty

Grading basis 
Description 
Explanation 
Self-elected option 
Last date to elect for spring quarter
ANC 
ABC/NC Grading
Default grading basis for undergraduate courses. Administered when course is created. Students may change to the Pass/Fail grading basis if approved but need to consult their advisor to see if the a PA grade will meet requirements.​
Yes
4/12/21
GRD
ABC/NC Grading
Default grading basis for graduate courses. Administered when course is created. Students may change to the Pass/Fail grading basis if approved but need to consult their advisor to see if the a PA grade will meet requirements.
Yes
4/12/21
RGD
Research Graduate
Default grading basis for graduate research courses. Administered when course is created. Students may change to the Pass/Fail grading basis if approved but need to consult their advisor to see if the a PA grade will meet requirements. 
Yes
4/12/21
PNP 
Pass/Not Pass
Traditional Pass/Fail option. Administered when course is created or when student notifies the college's office that they want this as an option on an eligible course.
Yes
Depends on the college

For the most current list of DePaul buildings that are closed or restricted, visit the Building Closures website.  

Please give serious consideration to the necessity of visiting campus. If it is necessary for you to visit campus, DePaul's buildings will operate in controlled access mode, requiring an ID card swipe or sign in for entry. Access will be available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Instructors can move about the classroom as long as they are wearing a face covering and practicing proper physical distancing from students.​

For more information on face coverings, please visit Newsline​


The Center for Teaching and Learning offers a host of workshops to help you design your courses and incorporate changes along the way. You can find teaching guides and other resources for online learning on the Teaching Commons website.​

Information Services is also offering some helpful new resources to help you navigate this challenging time and to help you make the most of your classes, including:
  • Knowledge Base on Remote Work: Information Services created a list of resources available at DePaul related to remote work, technology for teaching and learning, and instructions for using support services. This site will be updated continually with new resources. Check back frequently.
  • Microsoft Teams and Zoom: Learn about new faculty and staff access to Microsoft Teams and information about Zoom. DePaul will soon make these services available to students as well, giving them a new @depaul.edu email account in Office 365, and making students available in the Outlook address book.
  • More Tips for Using Zoom: Many of us will use Zoom frequently in the coming weeks. This site shares detailed tips for how to access conferencing software through your DePaul account for remote meetings, screen sharing and more.​

The more course materials faculty can make available digitally, the better. Please consider adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) in classes as much as possible. A helpful guide is available on the DePaul Library Open Educational Resources​ page. Additionally, some books may be available on Barnes and Noble E-Books or on Kindle. If you have any questions about copyright, accessing particular materials, or any other aspect of working with the library as you plan your course, please contact your Library Liaison.​​

For the most current list of DePaul buildings that are closed or restricted, visit the Building Closures website.  

Students should give serious consideration to the necessity of visiting campus. If it is necessary for you to visit campus, DePaul's buildings will operate in controlled access mode, requiring an ID card swipe or sign in for entry. Access will be available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

​DePaul is planning to increase its face-to-face presence beginning in the summer and intends to offer a full complement of in-person courses in fall 2021.​

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